so near the garden but still miles away
curated by Carmen Stolfi
So near the garden but still miles away, explores the meaning of displacement. Literally intended as a transition, in linguistics it is the capability of human language to communicate about things that are not immediately present. Stian Ådlandsvik, Keren Benbenisty, Jacqueline Doyen, Sarah Ortmeyer and Giuseppe Pietroniro have been invited to interpret the concept of alienation as the migration of signs and meanings. The starting point is the consideration on the social, political and economic situation of our Country, in which decisions and situations, previously considered intolerable are now established as a rule.
The exhibition relies on the notion of displacement and is intended to offer a critical yet proactive approach described by cooperation, exchange and contrary, conflict, wonder, observation, and humour.
The selection of works includes both projects exclusively created for the exhibition and other existing artworks semantically connected to the concept of the exhibition. The artworks become readable by only relating them to the reality and opening themselves to the many new interpretations of the public. They convey and promote a proactive attitude based on new and unexpected ways of perceiving and conceiving our time.
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